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Dr. Jody Westby    

CEO, Global Cyber Risk, LLP

Jody Westby received her B.A., summa cum laude, University of Tulsa; J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center; Order of the Coif. Drawing upon a unique combination of more than twenty years of technical, legal, policy, and business experience, Jody Westby brings a seasoned, multidisciplinary perspective to the many issues facing businesses and governments today in the areas of privacy, information security, outsourcing/offshoring risks, cybercrime, and IT business risk management. As CEO of Global Cyber Risk, she regularly consults with governments, private sector executives, and operational personnel on the development of enterprise security programs that dovetail the technical, legal, operational, and managerial considerations.

Previously, Ms.Westby was Director of Domestic Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for a wide range of business policy issues under her purview. Her department was responsible for influencing national policy in both the legislative and regulatory arenas in each of these areas. Ms.Westby organized and managed national coalitions and supervised U.S. Chamber involvement in 33 industry coalitions.

Ms.Westby serves as Adjunct Distinguished Fellow to Carnegie Mellon CyLab. She is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Colorado and Pennsylvania and the American Bar Association. She is chair of the ABA’s Privacy and Computer Crime Committee and was chair, co-author and editor of its International Guide to Combating Cybercrime, International Guide to Cyber Security, International Guide to Privacy, and Roadmap to an Enterprise Security Program (endorsed by the Global CSO Council.) Ms. Westby is a member of the World Federation of Scientists’ Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security and represents the American Bar Association on the Board of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. She also serves on the advisory board of TheIntellectual Property Counselor and Eruces, Inc. Ms.Westby is the author of numerous articles on information security and speaks globally on privacy, security, cybercrime, outsourcing, Homeland Security, and legal issues pertaining to the use of technology.


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